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Disneyland OKs Headscarf for Muslim Employee

September 27, 2010

Author: Laura Bly

Source: USA Today

http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2010/09/disney-oks-headscarf-for-muslim-employee/125413/1

A Muslim woman who said Disneyland wouldn't let her wear a religious headscarf on her job as a vacation planner or ticket seller - the second such complaint in recent weeks - has reached an agreement with the Southern California theme park...

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Christian Scientists Push For Health Insurance That Covers Spiritual Care

September 27, 2010

Author: Electa Draper

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_16182492

In her mind's eye, Sue Wood still clearly sees the young man burned head to toe in a grease fire.

He had fled a hospital emergency room to seek help at Wide Horizon, a nonmedical religious nursing-care center.

"He was in tough shape," said Wood, the center's director of nursing.

The burn victim, in his early 20s, was a Christian...

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Tibetan Buddhist Temple to Be Built On Beara Peninsula

September 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Irish Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,9554,0,0,1,0

A fundraising campaign has been launched by the Tibetan Buddhist community in Ireland to build its first temple in Allihies on the Beara peninsula in Co Cork.

 

Billed as “the first of its kind in Ireland”, the traditional-style temple is to be built on a site adjoining Dzogchen Beara, the...

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With Islam In the Spotlight, Prejudice Felt On Campus

September 27, 2010

Author: Yara Elmjouie

Source: Washington Square News

http://nyunews.com/news/2010/09/26/27islam/

The proposed construction of Park51, the Islamic Center near Ground Zero, has been making headlines all summer; for some students at NYU, the heightened sentiment of "Islamaphobia" has hit close to home.

 

WSN recently conducted an unscientific poll and asked "What do you think about the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero?" While 54...

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Haitian Diaspora Spreading the Gospel Of Voodoo

September 27, 2010

Author: Ingrid Peritz

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec/haitian-diaspora-spreading-the-gospel-of-voodoo/article1727147/

The stairs leading to Rolanda Delerme’s basement open onto a dazzling tableau: Pink and green feathers in jars, sequined bottles, a life-sized mannequin holding a knife, altars packed with Catholic saints.

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Diverse Group Protects Religious Harmony In Singapore

September 27, 2010

Author: Philip Lim

Source: SikhNet/The Laredo Sun

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/diverse-group-protects-religious-harmony-singapore

Seated near the head of a long table, Roman Catholic nun Theresa Seow led 14 other people in silent prayer before the meeting was called to order.

 

Clad in a white habit topped by the light-blue veil of the Canossian order,...

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New Muslim Comic Book Superhero On the Way

September 26, 2010

Author: Edith M. Lederer

Source: MSNBC.com/Today

Wire Service: AP

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39367509/ns/us_news-life/

Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers.

 

The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in...

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